Kraut.World Workadventure
What is our goal?

We try to bring initiatives, hackspaces and people from different regions together by visiting each others, participating in joint meetings and talks and making new friends.

You can walk around and talk to the people you meet, just like in the real world.

What is the world?

The 2D world is a game-like world in which you can walk with a character (avatar) and interact with other people.

The idea for this world was born after the rC3, the remote congress of the Chaos Computer Club in 2020. There was a similar 2D world set up. We don’t want those lovely made maps just disappear, so we decided to gather the necessary technical things to give some hackspaces from Thuringia, Saxony, Brandenburg, Berlin and North Rhine-Westphalia a new home.

Where am I and how can I move around?

You can move your character using the arrow keys ← ↑ → ↓ or the letters A W S D on your keyboard. Unfortunately, there is currently no on-screen joystick available, so the World can currently only be used via PC/laptop.

After starting, you will find yourself in Thuringia. Here you will find various buildings, trees, mountains and rivers. The buildings are representative for the places where hackspaces or other initiatives are located. For example, you will find the "Jena Tower" a bit east (right) of the starting point and get to the local hackspace. There are often signposts on the maps to give you a general overview. You can also adjust the layout of your browser by reducing the zoom factor to get a better sight.

Conversation with more than four people

If you meet another character in the world and when you are standing close enough to each other, an audio/video conversation opens. This is symbolised by the circle that forms around the character, but also by the mini-video chat windows that appear on the right side.

Up to four people can be in a conversation at the same time. If you want to hold a conversation with more than four participants at the same time, look for a video room. These can be found on many maps: these are integrated Jitsi sessions via KABItalk. Here, many people can talk or give lectures. The Jitsi rooms can also be accessed from outside, e.g. via app on your smartphone.

The tech behind Kraut.World

Kraut.World is based on Workadventure. Kraut.World and the Jitsi instance KABItalk are hosted by KABI.tk FancyMedia.
The individual maps are completely independent and are integrated from external sources, i.e. the creation of the maps and their hosting is done separately. Every interested person can create his or her own maps and integrate them, retaining all rights to his or her own work.

Creating maps

Please use the editor software that you can download here:

Tiled Mapeditor

Map hosting

Maps can be hosted on GitHub or another repository manager of your choice. It is important that access to raw files is unrestricted.

Integrating of maps

URL composition
https://play.kraut.world/_/global/
+
{raw-repository-main.json}

Repository

You can find the current code on Gitea.

Repository

KABItalk

Kraut.World uses the Jitsi instance KABItalk. All video rooms are also accessible externally via https://talk.kabi.tk/{roomname}

Mission control

There is a Matrix room, a Pad, and the possibility of mail contact for people interested in the project.

Matrix | Pad | Mail

Your own event in the Kraut.World

Previous contacting required

It is possible to hold your own event on Kraut.World. To do so, please contact us in time. Maps may have to be actively approved. The integration of external maps not agreed with the Kraut.World team can otherwise be stopped from being accessible at any time without notification.

Your own subdomain

It may be possible to get a separate subdomain for your event, such as https://YourMap.kraut.world, so participants will be led directly to the used map.